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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Scholar Art : Pre 1920 item #1258635
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Boxwood or Yangmu Ruyi Scepter

19th-20th century

Size: Length 33.5cm Width 7cm Height 6cm

The lingzhi fungus motif formed as a scepter and the rustic design of the ends is an accessories often found in Chinese literati culture. The ruyi scepter represents the Daoist idea of immortality and longevity. Also the scepter represents ideas of seclusion and reclusiveness, ideals of the literati scholar...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1900 item #1257738
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Wang Xizhi at His Study

Signature reads Hokkai

Meiji Period

Size: Length 181 cm Width 41cm

Wang Xizhi, the sage of calligraphy and wearing his signature hat is sitting at his study while staring at geese floating on a lake or pond. This view is based on a famous poem that Wang Xizhi wrote how he yearns to be the geese flying in the distance. Other portraits show the poet carrying a geese, where painters tried to grasp at the heart of Wang Xizhi's poems and express them visually.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Scholar Art : Pre 1910 item #1257645
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Chinese Oxblood Bowl

Late Qing Period or Republic

Size: Diameter 9.5cm Height 4cm

The bowl contains a Yongzheng Period Mark on the bottom. However, the piece was made much later during the Late Qing to Republic Period. Oxblood glazes were popular starting with the monochrome glazes seen in the preceding dynasties prior to the Qing. By the late 17th century, new technologies and chemicals broaden the spectrum of porcelain arts that monochrome glazes became part of this trend...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Hardstones : Pre 1910 item #1257644
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Chinese Jade Carving of a Fruit on a Branch

19th-20th century

Size: 4.8 x 4.5 cm

A rather interesting jade carving of a fruit with a branch from its tree ( or bush). Carvings from still life or nature has been popular in China, but production and craft in Jade increased during the succeeding years of the late Ming up to fall of the Qing Dynasty in early 20th century.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Hardstones : Pre 1910 item #1257643
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Agate Carving of An Eggplant or Gourd

19th-20th century

Size: 5.5 x 2 cm

Agate carvings of vegetables are not unusual, but contemplating on the form of the eggplant is an usual one. Eggplants have been in Asia since prehistoric times. However, rarely was the plant depicted in art. By the Qing dynasty, unusual depictions of different animals and plants began to appear and may have been influenced from cultures of neighboring nations or ethnic groups.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Scholar Art : Pre 1700 item #1257642
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Chinese Jade Belt Buckle Carving

Qing Period or Later

Size: Length 6.7cm Width 4.2cm

Unlike the traditional auspicious motifs or dragons seen in belt buckles, this pieces has fish carved on its surface. The different gradations are set well to work with the details of the buckle. Fish are an auspicious motif, but are often seen in paintings, certain metalworks, wood, and other materials, not often in belt buckles. The piece comes from a Pebble Beach, CA estate.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Scholar Art : Pre 1700 item #1257640
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Chinese Jade Carving of a Mythical Beast

Ming Dynasty or Later

Size: 5cm x 3.8cm

A small lozenge shaped Jade carving with a mythical beast carved on the surface of the jade. The style is similar to those seen during the mid to late Ming Dynasty.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Scholar Art : Pre 1910 item #1257626
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Agate Han Style Wine Cup

19th century to 20th century

Size: Length 13cm Width 12.5cm Height 3cm

Originally, this form of shallow dish was produced during the Han dynasty. The Mawangdui excavations showed that the lacquer ware used were the oblong oval shaped dishes to serve wine. This piece is emulating that form using agate.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Scholar Art : Pre 1920 item #1257624
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Green and Lavender Jade Belt Buckle

19th-20th century

Size: Length 10cm Width 2cm Height 1.5cm

An interesting belt buckle with a blend of green and lavender jade. The buckle's head is formed as the head of the dragon and the body in the form of the ruyi. It is interesting that this buckle is done in the blend of green and lavender, where often these buckles are done in the refined colors.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Scholar Art : Pre 1800 item #1257470
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Chinese Tea Pot with Pine and Bamboo Motif

Qing Dynasty

Size: Diameter 12.5-13cm Height 12.5cm

This hexagonal tea pot is crafted as if pine and bamboo were slowly growing over the pot. Rustic tea pots were popular during the mid to late Qing dynasty, influenced by the baroque flavor of the court and the literati culture that continued to inspire many scholars. No mark is found on the pot and the lid of the pot has a chip on the interior area.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Scholar Art : Pre 1900 item #1257467
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Dragon Motif Ceramic Covered Container

Guangxu Era or Later

Size: Diameter 7.5cm Height 6.5cm

An interesting covered container with a dragon motif embossed on the top area of the lid. The bottom contains a Gaungxu Era Mark. There is a hairline crack on the bottom of the piece.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Scholar Art : Pre 1700 item #1257466
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Chinese Jade Cup with Dragon Head Motif as the Handle

Ming Dynasty or Later

Size: Diameter 3.75" Height 2"

This finely crafted cup with the lip and foot done at the right lengths and angles are appealing. The handle of the cup is formed with the head of the dragon biting onto the bottom section of the handle.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Metalwork : Pre 1900 item #1257465
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Brass and Jade Covered Container

19th-20th century

Size: Length 4" Width 3.5" Height 2.6"

A wish fulfilling jewel shaped container with lotuses and scrolling vines embossed around its body. The cover has a white jade carving plaque placed on the top. Often containers such as these were used from ritual ceremonies to the simple enjoyment of the scholar's studio...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Porcelain : Pre 1700 item #1257426
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Polychrome Porcelain Bowl

Kangxi Period or Later

Size: Diameter 14cm Height 8 cm

The Kangxi Period is an interesting period for Chinese ceramics. The kilns both imperial and commoner were producing wares for the foreign market and while the Qing court of trying to formalize and establish the kilns back into their original status, many imperial kilns were producing work, known as transition wares...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Scholar Art : Pre 1700 item #1257422
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Chinese Celadon Bowl

Yuan Dynasty or Later

Height 4cm Diameter (approx.) 6-7cm

The culture of celadon wares in China is as long as the history of ceramics production. The art was refined in the Song period and by the Yuan dynasty, the craft evolved into other branches such as white wares and different hues of celadons. This small bowl is done in the color often seen during the Yuan dynasty onwards. The simple curvatures and glazes is appealing.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Sculpture : Pre 1920 item #1257419
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Malachite Carving of Mythical Beast

20th century

Size: Length 4.25" Width 2" Height 0.6"

An interesting malachite carving of a mythical beast. The beast is done in the classic archaic style inspired from Shang and Ying dynasty bronzes. The humorous expression seen in the beast is rather appealing. The sculpture comes with a wooden stand.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Porcelain : Pre 1700 item #1257418
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Polychrome Chinese Three Footed Stand

Qing Period

Size: Length 8.75" Width 8" Height 4"

A rather unusual and rare porcelain three footed stand. The designs and the techniques seen on this appears similar to works ranging from the Kangxi period or later. These designs and motifs inspired Japanese artists in Kutani to create the famous Kutani green colors that ere popular during the 1730s...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Scholar Art : Pre 1700 item #1257416
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Gilded Metal Dragon Belt Buckle

Ming Dynasty or later

Size: Length 3" (7.62cm) Width 2.25" (5.71") Height 0.6" (1.52cm)

A finely crafted gilt metal buckle with a dragon swirling in the clouds. The git and design have elements similar to work done during the Ming dynasty. It is amazing to contemplate how much the gilt has survived and the time that has passed.